Mose Allison: A ‘musician’s musician’

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Have you ever heard of Mose Allison? Probably not unless you’re a jazz junkie or work in the music or film industry. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, the pianist, blues singer and composer has performed in jazz venues around the world and has been a major influence on legions of musicians, [&hellip...

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Historically Speaking — banking in Roswell before drive-thrus and ATMs

September 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos and captions courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Above: The interior of Citizens National Bank, 327 N. Main St. Organized in 1900; nationalized in 1903. Pays interest on time deposits. Sells drafts from all foreign countries....


String quartet concert at Carlsbad Caverns will commemorate park service’s 100th birthday

September 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A 1933 symphony concert in the cave (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service). CARLSBAD — Even Jimi Hendrix would have agreed: There’s nothing quite like the sound of natural reverb. Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the New Mexico Philharmonic...


BeWellnm, state insurance office to host 2nd annual in-person road show

September 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE — In advance of the upcoming Open Enrollment period beginning Nov. 1, beWellnm and the Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) have announced the launch of the second annual Health Insurance Road Show, where OSI and beWellnm leadership will...


No ghost town here

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above:  The 1895 White Oaks school building, which closed in 1947. The building is now a meeting place and museum. Below: The No Scum Allowed Saloon on White Oaks Avenue is a popular stop for motorcyclists. During the heyday of White Oaks, the red brick...


Historically Speaking — pharmacies, furniture and funerals

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: This concern, J.B. Dilley & Son, are dealers in fine furniture and rugs. They have the largest and most complete line in the Southwest, enabling all buyers to make their purchase in the light of comparison of all grades, and with the perfect...


David Cook to perform at The Liberty

September 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

2008 ‘America Idol’ winner looking forward to return to Roswell stage Singer-songwriter David Cook, the 2008 winner on “American Idol,” is performing on Tuesday at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 8. Ticket...


Historically Speaking — Roswell Steam Laundry

September 4, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Story and photos submitted by the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Everybody likes to wear clean clothes, and early Roswellians (called Roswellites back in those days) were no exception. These photos were used in advertisements in the early 1900s...


Pecos Valley Quilters are returning to Roswell

September 4, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

An example of the many handmade quilts that will be shown at the ‘Galaxy of Stars’ Quilt Show (Submitted Photo). All manner of colors, material and imagination will be on display on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at...


There will be damsels and dragons

September 4, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top left: This year’s winning poster art by third-grade, home-school student Palkea Marques. Top right: An American Rubyspot damselfly: Above left: A Blue-eyed Darner dragonfly. Above right: A Filigree Skimmer dragonfly with its reflection. All dragonfly...